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Competitions

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Primrose International Viola Competition

The Primrose International Viola Competition has established itself as showcasing young musicians who have achieved world class excellence. Founded in 1979, the Primrose Competition has established an impeccable track record of identifying the young talent of tomorrow.

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The David Dalton Viola Research Competition

The David Dalton Viola Research Competition is held annually to encourage and support research among our student members. Founded in 1999 and named in honor of the Journal of the American Viola Society’s first editor, the competition offers attractive prizes and the opportunity to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The Maurice Gardner Composition Competition

The American Viola Society’s biennial competition for viola compositions, in honor of prolific composer, Maurice Gardner (1909-2002). The mission of the competition is to identify and promote important new works for the viola, and to honor Mr. Gardner’s legacy.

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The AVS Orchestral Excerpts Competition

The American Viola Society’s competition for orchestral viola excerpts, mimicking the orchestral audition process. The mission of this competition is to assist in the preparation and training of orchestral violists.